Simple Definition of false start
: the mistake of starting too soon in a race
: an unsuccessful attempt to begin something (such as a career or a project)
Full Definition of false start
1 : a premature start (as of a race or football play)
2 : an unsuccessful attempt to begin something (as a career)
Examples of false start
If someone makes a false start, the race is immediately stopped and the runners have to start again.
After several false starts, the researchers were finally able to identify the virus causing the epidemic.
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Rhymes with false start
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